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Offline Zero72

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Avatar size limit...
« on: June 20, 2006, 03:41:26 am »
Ok, I'm not trying to be belligerant or anything, and I'm not normally one to gripe about rules, but I gotta say, 20 kb is a pretty dismal limit for an avatar. I put an hour or so of effort into a new avatar, only to find that it was illegal due to its monstrous 29 kb file size. I know that's partially my fault for failing to check first, but still. That's tiny. Wasn't the limit much higher on the old forums? :-\

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Re: Avatar size limit...
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2006, 03:45:36 am »
Post the avatar, and I can find a way to reduce its size. The limit *was* 20kb and should stay that way, considering most posts contain less than 5k of text any way.
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Re: Avatar size limit...
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2006, 03:47:03 am »
Rules were the same, 20 Kb for both avatar and signature.

I agree that it's a bit small, I'd up it to 40 kB or something, but then we would have to change the rules. And changing rules isn't a good thing, people start getting confused and would try to push the limits even further, since they know the rules can be changed...
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Re: Avatar size limit...
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2006, 03:52:55 am »
Barf. I could've sworn it was higher. But then again, I'm dumb.

Here's the image, anyway. I doubt much can be done with it, since it should already be optimized, although I didn't compile it myself.

And yeah, believe it or not, this did take around an hour. Leave me alone.

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Re: Avatar size limit...
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2006, 04:05:05 am »
I'm able to reduce its dimensions, and thus reduce its file size, but you'd have to clean it up a bit and optimize it again.

Do you want it?
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Re: Avatar size limit...
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2006, 04:08:10 am »
Sure, have at you, if you would. Thanks.

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Re: Avatar size limit...
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2006, 04:17:47 am »
Here it is. Like I said it needs to be optimized again.
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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2006, 04:28:00 am »
Thank you muchly. That should definitely be under the limit once optimized. Cropping the dimensions made a way bigger difference than I thought.

Edit: I also have the border saved somewhere, so fixing that is a copy-and-paste job, once I resize that.

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Re: Avatar size limit...
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2006, 05:08:51 am »
GIF Movie Gear has a good optimizer, new size 6,68kb!  :)

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« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2006, 05:27:27 am »
...Really. Wow. That's more than slightly impressive. Thanks a ton.

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Re: Avatar size limit...
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2006, 06:28:49 am »
the 20KB size limits are more than reasonable.  No image with those dimensions (90x90 or 125x300) should ever need to be over 20KB in size, and if it is then it can easily be reduced (as you just found out)

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Re: Avatar size limit...
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2006, 07:41:21 am »
the 20KB size limits are more than reasonable.  No image with those dimensions (90x90 or 125x300) should ever need to be over 20KB in size, and if it is then it can easily be reduced (as you just found out)

20KByte @ 5.6 kbit a sec is like 3 seconds.

20 k is reasonable.

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Re: Avatar size limit...
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2006, 07:44:24 am »
the 20KB size limits are more than reasonable.  No image with those dimensions (90x90 or 125x300) should ever need to be over 20KB in size, and if it is then it can easily be reduced (as you just found out)

20KByte @ 5.6 kbit a sec is like 3 seconds.

20 k is reasonable.

no, 20KB at 5.6 kbit is 28 seconds...

... did you mean 56 kbit?

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Re: Avatar size limit...
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2006, 08:12:22 am »
... did you mean 56 kbit?

Yes.
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Re: Avatar size limit...
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2006, 03:30:15 am »
the 20KB size limits are more than reasonable. No image with those dimensions (90x90 or 125x300) should ever need to be over 20KB in size, and if it is then it can easily be reduced (as you just found out)
Fair enough. Guess I don't know as much about this sort of thing as I thought I did.